put on the dog

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Definition of put on the dog

US, informal + old-fashioned
: to pretend that one is very stylish or rich They really put on the dog for their daughter's wedding.

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“Put on the dog.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20on%20the%20dog. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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